Purdue Barker Center

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Title

Purdue Barker Center

Subject

Various media from the Purdue Barker Center, 1948-1967

Description

The original house was built in 1857 and is a two-story, brick structure that now serves as the rear wing. Between 1901 and 1905, the main block was constructed. The main house is a 2 1/2-story, maroon brick with limestone trim designed as an English Manor house, with 38 rooms, 10 bathrooms, and seven fireplaces. In 1948 the Barker Welfare Foundation made available to the University the John Barker mansion. Through the 1950s, enrollments at the Barker Memorial Center continued to grow and by the 1960s, Purdue began to make plans for a new regional campus that could more adequately serve the area. In May of 1962 Purdue University, through the Ross-Ade Foundation, purchased 160 acres in LaPorte County. The Education building, now Schwarz Hall provided modern academic facilities when it opened its doors for the Fall 1967 semester, with an enrollment of 1,200 students.

Creator

PNW Archives and Special Collection

Date

1947-1967

Contributor

Josh Birky

Rights

Purdue University Northwest Archives and Special Collections

Format

Still Image and Documents

Language

English

Coverage

1947-1967

Items in the Purdue Barker Center Collection

Robert F. Schwarz
Robert F. Schwarz, the first dean and director of Purdue Barker Center

Historical Documents, PNC
This is the original correspondence found in the University Archives explaining the formation and purpose of Purdue North Central.

Student Life - Barker Mansion
Purdue North Central students enjoyed multiple activities at the Barker Memorial Center. Seen here are students studying, relaxing, and participating in extra curricular activities. Activities like athletics and school pride events like the Summer…

Staff and Administration - Barker Mansion
Bob Hummel, Fred Lisarelli, Tom Nunn, and Ralph Waterhouse

1948-50 NIPSCO, Weil-McLain Foundry, and the Barker Center
Students and Workers in two of LaPorte County's biggest industrial businesses, as well as the Barker Center where they learned how to read and draw blueprints.

1949 Inventory - Barker Center
Complete detailed description of every item in every room of the Barker Mansion

1949-50 Purdue University Course Catalog - Technical Extension Division
A detailed account of courses offered at the Technical Extensions including the Barker Center

1958-59 Purdue University Course Catalog - Technical Extension Division
A detailed account of courses offered at the Technical Extensions including the Barker Center